Watercolor Sketching

——   Created by Darren Yeo

Natural Landscapes (Trees and Water)

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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor. In this class, I'll show you the FUN and EASY way to enter into the world of watercolors. Watercolor sketching is a great stress-free way to get started and learn basic techniques as well as getting you familiar with turning reference pictures into paintings. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence and skills to understand how to sketch simple and vibrant landscape scenes from any reference photo.

This comprehensive class contains 8 full landscape painting demonstrations of varying complexity. I will walk you through how to complete each painting step by step as you follow along!

In this course, I will cover basics such as:

  • Materials - what paints, paper, brushes and pens you will need.
  • 8 full demonstrations that will guide you along so you can create similar results.
  • Light sources and how to paint realistic shadows/reflections.
  • How to sketch a subject easily by simplifying a landscape into basic shapes, and using a combination of loose and accurate drawing/painting styles.
  • Hands-on lessons on essential watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry, and dry brush.
  • How to paint clouds, water, trees and land.

It can be hard as a beginner knowing where to get started and what to paint so we're going to get straight into it and have some fun painting these loose watercolor landscapes together.   

So join me in this class and let's have some fun painting!

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 

Demonstration Paintings:

The course project

For the class project, referring to my completed paintings or the attached photos below as a reference, use a pencil to lightly sketch in the outline(s) of the landscape you would like to paint.

Using the tips and techniques shown in this class, create your own paintings for one or more of the scenes demonstrated. You can even change the colors to your liking. If you're feeling adventurous, try finding your own reference picture and use the tips and techniques to create your own unique painting.

Upload your creations under projects! If you have any questions, let me know in the discussion/project and I will get back to you.

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

11 Lessons

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Paint Trees and Lake
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Paint Trees and River
Paint Trees and Creek
Paint Trees and Reflections
Trees, Grass and River Landscape
Paint a Bridge and River
Paint a Loose River Scene
Paint a House, Trees and Lake
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About the instructor

Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor, and I'm here to Mentor, Encourage and Inspire you in your watercolour journey! I like to provide as much value as possible in my courses, and different subjects to paint, so students can pick and choose which lectures interest them the most. Need …

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